Higher Education

Computing & Systems Development HNC

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Course Location: Coombs Wood

Course Duration Part-time for 2 years, 1 day per week

Fees (2017-18)

  • Part-time total tuition fees - £5,757

Please note that we are currently unable to accept international students.

About this course

This qualification has been developed to focus on providing education and training for a range of careers in computing.

It provides you with an opportunity to achieve a nationally recognised Level 4 vocational specific qualification. It will develop your knowledge, understanding and skills in the field of computing and provide you with the opportunity to focus on the development of higher level skills in a computing context.

Students completing a Higher Apprenticeship in IT, Software, web and Telecoms would be required to complete this qualification.

What will I learn?

Core Units

  • Business Skills for e-Commerce
  • Computer Systems
  • Employability and Professional Development
  • And 5 optional units

You will study 75 credits. Options will be dependent on staff specialisms.

What do I need?

Entry Requirements

112 UCAS points

  • A BTEC Level 3 Qualification in a related area
  • 2 or more A Levels with one in a related area
  • GCSE English and Maths at Grade C or above

Mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include extensive work experience and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in their work sector.

Where can it take me?

Employment routes after completion of qualification

A wide variety of employment opportunities in the Computing and IT industry including hardware and network technicians and engineers, software development and web design.

Top up routes after completion of the qualification

After the HNC there is the option to top up to the HND in Computing and Systems Development.

If you wish to continue your studies you can use this qualification to progress to a full honours degree at many universities, in computing-based subject areas.

Additional Information

You can start this course in September or January.